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ComputerTalk’s ice Contact Center vs. Five9

by Shaundalee Carvalho | Published On February 17, 2023

ComputerTalk is pleased to announce that we have been scored as a leader against Five9 in the InfoTech Research Group’s SoftwareReviews.

Founded in 1997, Info-Tech Research Group is now the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory group. They serve over 30,000 IT professionals worldwide, helping them make well-informed strategic decisions by producing unbiased and highly relevant research.

Info-Tech’s latest division, SoftwareReviews, officially launched in 2017. SoftwareReviews collects and analyzes detailed reviews from software users to provide a thorough understanding of products from the unbiased perspectives of the people who use them. They verify users and check each review for authenticity to maintain high-quality, reliable data.

SoftwareReviews’ latest report showed that ComputerTalk led against Five9 in multiple categories, including Contact Center Analytics, Ease of Customization, and Vendor Support.

Contact Center Analytics

In the Contact Center Analytics category, ComputerTalk achieved a score of 85%, beating Five9’s score of 77%.

With the combination of our real-time monitoring and historical reporting tools, ice Contact Center users are well-equipped to make both immediate and long-term informed, strategic decisions. A PowerBI integration provides the opportunity for even more in-depth analysis.

iceMonitor lets you monitor contact center activities in real time with easy-to-read, color-coded displays. You can also set alerts to notify you when warning thresholds are met so you can address issues as soon as they arise, even if you’re not actively watching the dashboard.

iceReporting provides access to over 100 configurable reports. They can be scheduled to run periodically so you can stay on top of data collection at all times.

To further expand on contact center analytics, ComputerTalk provides a PowerBI integration. It brings contact center data into Power BI, enabling supervisors to create custom reports and unify analytics from other applications. This facilitates a holistic analysis of your business needs.

Ease of Customization

With respect to Ease of Customization, ComputerTalk scored 86%, while Five9 scored 82%.

ComputerTalk works closely with our customers to build the exact solution they need. Whether you use a traditional PBX, Microsoft Teams, or some other telephony, we can connect to your choice of phone system. We offer a variety of modalities to ensure that your customers can reach you wherever you want them to.

With dozens of pre-built connectors, we can integrate with many existing tools. Beyond that, we can create custom connectors to integrate with less common and even homegrown tools. From your choice of phone system and modalities to integrations and custom applications, ComputerTalk will work with you to ensure your ice Contact Center meets your needs, no matter what they are.

Vendor Support

ComputerTalk outperformed Five9 in Vendor Support, with a score of 82% against Five9’s 79%. Supporting our customers’ needs has always been one of our top priorities, and it shows in the way they talk about us.

For example, after dealing with inconvenient and complicated support processes with their previous solution, Bob Barker Company appreciated ComputerTalk’s superior vendor support. Michelle Corbett, IT Operations Lead at Bob Barker, said, “The product is easy to use, easy to troubleshoot, and easy to administer. And when in doubt, easy to contact customer service on!”

She added that “The fact that our Customer Service Manager and Supervisors know how to… report their own issues to ComputerTalk helps to take IT out of the equation. That is a big time saver for them and for IT.”

ice Contact Center

ComputerTalk is proud to provide ice Contact Center solutions that our customers rate so highly. If you want to see what all the hype is about for yourself, request a demo.

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